Trauma, the Body and Attachment

Format: Zoom (via Eventbrite)

Speaker: Dr Nicola Diamond

Date: Saturday 29th May 14.00 – 15.30 BST

IAN & AGIP Members fee £35 (enter members discount code at point of purchase) | Non-members fee: £50


This Seminar is also Week 11 of our PG Certificate in Attachment Theory. Registered PG Cert students will be given a code to access free tickets on the Eventbrite page on the day of the seminar.

The quality of key attachment experiences provides the basis for how we feel in our own body and self, it effects the impact of adversity on the bodily self. In this seminar Dr Nicola Diamond examines at the profound effect of insecure attachment and trauma on the bodily self and investigates states of not feeling at home with oneself and estrangement in the sense of self. Gross, subtle, and accumulative trauma will be addressed. This will include abuse, missteps in the communicative exchange and the ability to be resilient in facing physical illness. This lecture will look at how Attachment impacts the embodied self.

About the Speaker:
Dr Nicola Diamond is a Senior Lecturer in Psychosocial Studies, University of East London, and teaches at the Tavistock Clinic. She is also a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist  (BPC reg). She runs a private practice. Previously worked as a psychotherapist for The Helen Bamber Foundation (for survivors of torture and trauma) and at the Women’s Therapy Centre in London. She is the author of Between Skins: The Body in Psychoanalysis -Contemporary Developments; Wiley &Sons (2013) and co-author of Attachment and Intersubjectivity with Mario Marrone; Whurrs publisher (2003). Recent journal and chapter publications include,’ Between Bodies: Working on the Liminal Zone with Traumatised clients ‘( co-authored with P,Valerio) and ‘A case of Mistaken Identity: Countertransference and Multiple Dissociation’ ( co-authored with M.Marrone) in bookIntroduction to countertransference < A myriad of mirrors’  Ed Valerio,P .Routledge, Taylor&Francis (2018)    ‘Exploring Some Vicissitudes of Feminine Sexuality’ in Free Associations  (2013), The Body and Film: Estranged Body States – A Case of das Unheimlich, Journal of Psychosocial Studies(2013), ‘Between the Body and Social Trauma: Working with the Aftermath of Torture’ in the book, Emotion:Psychosocial Perspectives, Eds: Sclater & Jones atal Palgrave(2009); ‘Between Touches’ in Dialogues on Touch in the Psychoanalytic Space,Ed: Galton Karnac, (2007), ‘When Thought is not Enough’ in book How Does Therapy work, Karnac, Ed: Ryan(2005) and ‘Attachment Trauma and the Body’ in  Attachment theory and the psychoanalytic Process, EdsCortina &MarroneWhurr (2002)